“Have you tried online dating?”
It’s impossible to be a single woman of a certain age — or, perhaps these days, any age — and not to have received that unoriginal, if well-intentioned, advice. Even my cousin Minna, who is in her 80s, had a six-decade-long marriage, and barely uses e-mail, made the suggestion. (Et tu, Minna?) To be fair, her daughter had found her second husband online, so Minna was something of an expert.